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Ex-Kenyan official slams UK govt. over ‘act of gross inhumanity and injustice’

Former chief justice of Kenya Willy Mutunga attacks the British government over “act of gross inhumanity and injustice” one month after two Kenyan tribes filed a case against the British government at the European Court of Human Rights over alleged colonial abuses. The Talai and Kipsigis said in the lawsuit that the abuses include tortures, mistreatment and theft of land allegedly committed in western Kenya’s Kericho...

European powers snub Africa at climate control summit

Backed into a corner, African leaders have publicly come out swinging. Or should this opening salvo say: Seeing the fate of Africa being at stake African leaders issued “harsh words” to their former colonial masters. According to Senegalese President and African Union chief Macky Sall, the European powers “have not just put the fate of Africa … at stake...

Biden administration’s military action in Africa shows U.S. footprint still there

The latest iteration of “scramble for Africa” by foreign interests, is not only being seen in the number of countries involved, but with the U.S. military strategies utilized. The United States African Command (U.S. Africom) is pushing military might as seen in the August return of its annual Senior Enlisted Leader conference in which NATO participated. According to several...

Minister Farrakhan’s historic Nigeria comments highlighted in Jay-Z verse

Ari Melber of MSNBC often makes references to rap lyrics during his broadcasts. In a recent segment he talked about lyrics by businessman and hip hop artist Jay-Z. In his verse dropped in a new song, Jay-Z references a clip from a 1996 CBS “60 Minutes” interview of Mike Wallace and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan that in my...

Libya: Political stalemate and lack of progress on elections

Leaders in Libya must take immediate steps to resolve their political impasse, which is spilling over into increasing violence, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Aug. 30.  The North African country became divided between two rival administrations in the years after the overthrow of former leader Muammar Gadhafi a decade ago.  The government of National...

Is U.S.-European strategy for Africa an effort to revisit the Cold War? 

If history, as the saying goes, is best qualified to reward all research then the past and present history of U.S. and European global imperialism against so-called third world nations can never produce in its latest “strategy for Africa,” anything of parity, equity, or freedom to independently determine the continent’s best interest. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of...

Sudan’s political and leadership turmoil continues

Understanding Sudanese politics is like a long-distance relationship. You never fully appreciate the relationship until you are living with the person you are in the relationship with. Understanding Sudanese politics is historically difficult. It’s like everyone speaking at the same time, resulting in a cacophony of voices trying to understand what’s really going on. Add to this equation a new...

Western forces, press try to delegitimize Africa neutrality toward Russia in U.S., NATO-led proxy war in Ukraine

The U.S.-led Western press machine is sucking the air out of the media-sphere  with its “domination of the information space” and social media platforms like Twitter are putting significant and influential voices in “twitter jail,” said Riaz Tayob, a researcher with the South African Chapter of the Southern and Eastern African Trade Institute, on Russian media outlet RT’s “World...

Healthy life expectancy in Africa grows by nearly 10 years

Healthy life expectancy among Africans living in mainly high and upper middle-income countries on the continent, has increased by almost 10 years, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Aug. 4. The World Health Organization announced the good news Aug. 4 after examining life expectancy data among the 47 countries that make up the WHO African Region from 2000 to 2019, as part of...

U.S. ‘democracy’: Backing kings, dictators and military regimes

Western powers, mainly the U.S., spout democracy while putting aid in the hands of monarchs, dictatorships and military regimes. And while it characterizes aid as meant to support democracy, according to the Brookings Institute, it wasn’t “necessarily meant to promote democracy.” Democracy suggests “alteration of power,” but most Western assistance avoids anything that can be “construed” as supporting much needed...